Dr. Stefan Ulreich works for E.ON SE in Essen in the team of Political Affairs and Corporate Communications with a special focus on Renewable Energies and Energy Efficiency within the EU. Dr Stefan Ulreich is the Chair of the WEC’s (World Energy Council) Global Energy Frameworks partnership with Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) and advisor of the WEC vice-chair Leonhard Birnbaum. He is also a member of the WEC’s Programme Committee and Rules of Trade Knowledge Network.
Dr. Romana Jordan, born on 8th January 1966 in Celje (Slovenia), holds a Ph.D. (2001) in Nuclear Engineering from the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics of the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). She had graduated (1990) in Electrical Engineering from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia) and acquired M.Sc. (1994) from the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Technology, Department of Physics of the same University.
Between 1990 and 2004, Dr. Jordan worked as researcher at the Reactor Engineering Division at the Jožef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana (Slovenia). She was President of the Nuclear Society of Slovenia between 2002 and 2006 as well as Member (2003 – 2007) and President (2007 – 2010) of the Management Board of the Financial Fund for Decommissioning of the Nuclear Power Plant Krško.
Dr. Jordan was Member of the European Parliament from 2004 to 2014. During her first term (2004 – 2009) she was member of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) and of the Delegation for relations with the USA, and from 2007 till 2009 she served as the vice-president in the Committee on Development (DEVE) and coordinator in the Committee on Climate Change. During her second term (2009 – 2014), dr. Jordan was member of the ITRE Committee and from 2012 till 2014 vice-coordinator in this Committee. She was member of the Delegation for Relations with the USA and of the working group for Trans-Atlantic dialogue in the field of energy. She was member of the Contact group with the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) and the Editorial Board of the Parliament Magazine.
Throughout the years, dr. Jordan was Vice-President of the European Energy Forum (2004 – 2014), Honorary Member of Unesco L’Oreal national programme for women in science (2008 – 2014) and Member of EMUNI Working group (2012).
She is working since May 2015 as Assistant to the director at Jožef Stefan Institute.
Dr. Jordan was in January 2016 elected new chair of the ACER Administrative Board. She is also member of the Management Board of Financial Fund for Decommissioning of the Nuclear Power Plant Krško (2015 -) and member of the Administrative Board of the Urban Planning Institute of the Republic of Slovenia (January 2015 – ). She is president of the Sustainable Energy Society (2015 -), as well as member of several other civil society initiatives.
Dr. Péter Kaderják is Ph.D. in Management and Business Administration and MSc in economics, both from Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary. He has been the Director of the Regional Centre for Energy Policy Research at the Corvinus University of Budapest (www.rekk.hu) since 2004. In 1998-99 he worked as Chief of Cabinet of the Minister of Economic Affairs. Between 2000 and 2004 he served as President of the Hungarian Energy Office, the national energy regulator, as well as the first Chairman of the Energy Regulators Regional Association (ERRA), an association of energy regulatory institutions of countries from Central and Eastern Europe, the CIS and South East Europe (www.erranet.org). Since 2004 he has been serving as Training Director for ERRA’s in-house energy regulatory trainings. He is also director for a postgraduate program in Energy Economics at Corvinus University of Budapest; a regular lecturer at the Florence School of Regulation and member of the FSR Policy Advisory Council. In 2011 he was appointed as alternate member of ACER’s (Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators) Board of Appeal. His major research fields are energy economics, energy security, regulation and modelling of network industries and environmental economics. He has directed several recent research efforts with relevance for Central and South East Europe. He is also managing director for REKK Consulting and Chairman of the Board for ALTEO ZRt, a renewable energy company in Hungary.
Mr. Hans ten Berge was appointed Secretary General of the Union of the Electricity Industry – EURELECTRIC in 2007.
The Union of the Electricity Industry-EURELECTRIC is the association representing the electricity industry at pan-European level, plus its affiliates and associates on several other continents.
Following posts in a number of international enterprises, including Exxon Chemie, he did serve as a Member of the Board of ENECO Energie (Major Dutch Utility Company)
Gian Carlo Scarsi heads EURELECTRIC’s DSO Unit. In his previous positions, he directed the gas market monitoring team at ACER in Ljubljana and held senior consulting positions with London Economics, LECG (now FTI Compass Lexecon), KEMA (now DNV GL), Europe Economics, and EY in England, Scotland, Germany and the Netherlands. Gian Carlo is an economist by background, specialising in cost efficiency analysis, network industries, and regulatory policy. His industry background is not only limited to energy but also includes transport, water, and telecoms/media. He holds a PhD from Oxford University, a Master’s Degree from the University of London, and a Doctorate from Milan’s Universities in Italy, all of which in economics.
Mag. Urban Odar attained a Master Science Degree in Economics – Management and Organisation at the Faculty of Economics as well as Bachelor Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has been employed at ENERGETIKA LJUBLJANA d.o.o., which is, among other activities, also a system operator for natural gas distribution. He has more than 15 years experience in the areas of development and operating of distribution networks, regulation and technical rules. Since 2008 he has been a director of the Slovenian Economic Interest Grouping for Natural Gas Distribution, whose members are all the system operators for natural gas distribution in Slovenia.
Djordje Žebeljan M.Sc, Head of New Technologies, energy policy and investments Department, HSE Group
Djordje Žebeljan, born in 1965 in Belgrade, holds a master’s degree in engineering. As a student he was gaining practical experience abroad through IAESTE at “Societe National de Chienins de Fer Luxembourgeois” in 1987 and in 1988 in Norway at Statkraft Aura Verkene. After graduation at the Faculty of Technologies in Maribor he was employed as a young researcher at the Jozef Stefan Institute in Ljubljana. After two years, he went to work in Netherlands in DSM Research d. d. He concluded his master’s degree in the field of mechanical engineering in 1992. He returned to Slovenia in 1993 to the Faculty of engineering in Maribor, where he spent five years as an assistant professor of mechanics. As a holder of DAAD scholarship he gained additional expertise at »Lehrstuhl für Technische Mechanik Friedrich-Alexander-Universität, Erlangen Nürnberg«. In 1998 he worked for the JP Elektrogospodarstvo Slovenije in research and engineering department. Numerous experiences led him to the position of Vice-Secretary of State at the Ministry for economics in 1999, and two years later to the State Secretary for energy at the Ministry for environment, spatial planning and energy. He concluded his career path in the public administration as the Director General of the Directorate for energy at the Ministry for environment.
In 2006 he joined the HSE d. o. o., where he is heading energy policies and new technologies department.
Danijel Levičar has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from the University of Ljubljana. He started his career in 2000 as reactor engineer in nuclear power plant Krško, working on projects related to nuclear fuel and core design. From 2005 to 2010, he was EURATOM inspector at the European Commission in Luxembourg, in charge of coordinating activities related to inspections of reactors and storage facilities for spent fuel. In 2010, he became a project leader in the IAEA, and in 2011 he took over the role of the head of technical and investment sector in GEN energija d.o.o., the owner of half of the NPP Krško. He has been appointed the Director General of energy at the Ministry of Infrastructure in July 2013.
Jean-Michel Glachant is the Director of the Florence School of Regulation and Holder of the Loyola de Palacio Chair at the European University Institute (EUI).
He took his Master’s degree and Ph.D. in economics at La Sorbonne in France. He worked in the industry and private sector before becoming assistant professor at La Sorbonne, associate professor and finally full professor. Glachant left La Sorbonne for University Paris Sud in Autumn 2000 where he took the direction of the department of economics and founded the research team ‘Groupe Réseaux Jean Monnet’ and later the European Erasmus Mundus Master EMIN (“Economics and management of network industries”).
He has been advisor of DG TREN, DG COMP & DG RESEARCH at the European Commission and of the French Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE). He is or has been coordinator or scientific advisor of several European research projects (SESSA, CESSA, Reliance, EU-DEEP, RefGov, TradeWind, Secure, Optimate, THINK, Towards 2030). He is a research partner in the CEEPR at MIT (USA), and the EPRG at Cambridge University.
His main research interests are the building of a common European energy policy (security of supply, renewable energy, energy efficiency, energy technology policy, and climate change policy), the achievement of the European energy internal market (design, regulation and competition policy), the industrial organization and market strategy of energy companies.
He is editor-in-chief of EEEP: Economics of Energy & Environmental Policy (an IAEE journal) and a member of the Council of the International Association for Energy Economics. He is also on the editorial board of the journalsCompetition and Regulation in Network Industries, European Energy, Latin-American Economic Review, Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, and Revue d’Economie Industrielle. Glachant has been member of the “EU-Russia Gas Advisory Council” of former European Energy Commissioner Oettinger, member of the Steering Committee of the International Conference on the European Energy Market (EEM . He has recently published the books ” uilding Competitive Gas Markets in the EU” (Edward Elgar “the Manufacturing of the Markets” (Cambridge University Press, 2014).
Dr. Franc Žlahtič, President WEC MC Slovenia
Dr. Franc Žlahtič received a Ph.d. at the University of Ljubljana, while studying he joined the Milan Vidmar Electroinstitute, and was still active at the Faculty of electrical engineering. After almost 25 years of applied and theoretical research on energy issues he joined to the State administration in the field of energy and was active in the European energy policy too. He collaborated with the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators and is adviser in Slovenian gas transmission system operator Plinovodi d.o.o. For many years he is active in the WEC, national standardization and other professional organizations.